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Johnson, Andrew

Andrew Johnson and Sec. of State William H. Seward, scarce diplomatic appointment, Nov. 1866, of Edward Lee Plumb of New York as Secretary of the US Legation in Mexico. Johnson’s signature is a bit light on a few strokes from a dry pen but he adds a somewhat unusual large paraph to his signature. Most of Johnson’s presidential appointments and commissions bear his metal stamped signature. This is an attractive example of a genuinely signed document. It has been matted for framing. The matting was professionally done with two small linen tape attachments which can be easily removed. The document is in excellent condition with folds, one of which goes through Seward’s signature. [#4815]